As you might’ve guessed I’m backing the shit out of this film…as if they need it. Yesterday we got to see the full trailer for director Neil Blomkamp‘s (District 9) futuristic epic Elysium and it was outstanding,at least visually, it was stunning. It’s been kind of a long process getting this baby to screen. The film ran into a snag a few months ago when Sony decided to push it from it’s original March release to an August release, simply to make room for the uber-complicated Robocop remake. Since then all systems are a go, evidence by the trailer that released yesterday. The footage is down right astounding!
Today we get another treat from Elysium’s official website itsbetterupthere.com , in the form of exclusive production stills that feature, yet unseen, moments with Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. By the way, I can’t wait to see what that damn exoskeleton Matt and Sharlto are rocking in the trailer can do.
In the year 2159, two classes of people exist: the very wealthy, who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. The people of Earth are desperate to escape the planet’s crime and poverty, and they critically need the state-of-the-art medical care available on Elysium – but some in Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ luxurious lifestyle. The only man with the chance to bring equality to these worlds is Max (Matt Damon), an ordinary guy in desperate need to get to Elysium. With his life hanging in the balance, he reluctantly takes on a dangerous mission – one that pits him against Elysium’s Secretary Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her hard-line forces – but if he succeeds, he could save not only his own life, but millions of people on Earth as well.